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Conductor: Anthony Prospect Soloist - Robert Greenidge Track listing.... 1. The Zampa Overture 2. Flight of The Bumble Bee 3. El Relicario

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Comment by Ian Franklin on July 16, 2013 at 1:57am

Hello Winston and Sherwin,

                                            Love, Peace and Pan. I am happy to be from Laventille, played with Desperadoes and is part of the band and Community. 

I would rather that we converse privately. My number in Laventille is 316-9483, 624-9317 or E Mail laventl@aol.com


Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 16, 2013 at 1:48am

Hey guys, I'd give Ian some slack. I know he's an old Despers man, and I'd bet he was a member of the band when this was played, so he's certainly entitled to criticize it.

Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on July 15, 2013 at 11:44pm
Hey Ian , with all due respect if you can play Flight of the Bumble Bee , please do and post it so we can see you play it to perfection. Then you can comment about mistakes made by this great band . Waiting to hear your version .
Comment by Sherwin Campbell on July 15, 2013 at 10:12pm

You see, there we go again. So you know a little music and the very first thing you do is talk about mistakes, why not talk about the clarity which is so remarkable, but no, Mr Showoff can hear mistakes. So you see what Duvone Stewart was talking about?. Would a Jamaican go about knocking his countrymen for a little mistake?. 

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 15, 2013 at 9:07pm

I listened to it again, Ian , and its still one of the best pieces I've heard. As a matter of fact I was struck by the clarity of the supporting pans.

But then, as they say, a true artist is never satisfied with his work!

Comment by Ian Franklin on July 15, 2013 at 6:32pm

Hello Glenroy,

                       Thanks for the comment, did you listen again?

I was focusing on weight, clarity and rhythm, that is why I did not state error(s)

Keep the tunes coming. I am enjoying the music from the National Instrument of T&T and the hot weather down here.

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 15, 2013 at 12:32pm

I have to listen again to hear the errors. Ian.

I'm sure they sound louder to the players like yourself :), but its still a great piece.

Comment by Ian Franklin on July 14, 2013 at 9:30pm

This album was recorded in Trinidad, but mixed in England. I wish "The Powers That Be" would have used another take for "Flight of the Bumble Bee." This is a short but difficult piece and Desperadoes have played it to perfection prior to and after this recording. However, because of a few miss-lines, I coined it, "flight of the bobbled bee" when I first heard this recording in 1981. 

Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on July 14, 2013 at 7:37pm
What can I say but ,AMAZING interpretation of these 3 great classics . Thanks .
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 13, 2013 at 11:29am

Great album, ODW. WE must be on the same wavelength  :).

I was just about to post Despers classical version of "Bumble Bee"....one of the best I've heard.

Incidentally, this album was from 1980, the year after the famed steelband strike.

Kitchener's "No Pan" is also on this album.

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